History majors graduate from Northern with outstanding communication and research skills – and are prepared to think independently and critically.

As an NSU history major, you'll use the historical method to investigate important questions about society; perform research and clearly present findings; and identify and explain the significance of important events and issues in American and world history. 


Dedicated NSU faculty will help you make connections across time and space and fine-tune your writing and thinking skills.


You'll learn to read critically, write effectively and reach your full potential as a citizen.


History majors are found in a wide variety of fields. Many graduates find rewarding careers in law, education, business, museums, historic sites, nonprofit institutions, government, and more.



History majors with a bachelor's degree are employed across the spectrum of the American economy. Many work in private, for-profit firms in sales and marketing jobs, in the education and government sectors, or are self-employed.


Potential jobs include educator, tour guide, museums/historical sites, park ranger, historic preservationist, archaeologist, think tank, cultural resources, writer, editor, multimedia producer, publisher, archivist, records manager, librarian, information manager, lawyer, paralegal, litigation support, foundations, contract historian, insurance, and intelligence/diplomacy.


For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.